|City||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Translator(s)||97.7 W246BU (Greenville)|
|First air date||1933 (as WFBC)|
|Callsign meaning||"Word" (Y substitutes for the O, used in sister station WORD)|
|Former callsigns||WFBC (1933–1997)|
(Entercom License, LLC)
WYRD, known on-air as "ESPN Upstate", is a sports-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Greenville, SC, and broadcasts at 1330 kHz with an ERP of 5 kW unlimited non-directional daytime and 3-way directional at night. The programming on WORD is simulultaneously broadcast on 950 AM Spartanburg and W246CV-FM 97.1 MHz, Spartanburg. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in Greenville.
Until their change in format from talk to sports on February 24, 2014, News Radio WORD carried Russ and Lisa, Mike Gallagher, Coast to Coast AM, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Komando, Lars Larson, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity and Bob McLain.
On December 9, 1932, The Federal Radio Commission approved transferring the license for WFBC (the station's call letters at that time) from Virgil V. Evans to the Greensville News-Piedmont Company. At the time, WFBC operated on 1200 kHz with 50 W power. On January 8, 1935, the Federal Communications Commission approved increasing the station's power to 5 KW.
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